Seattle Guild members: Join WGA members and the King County Labor Council Unions on Friday, December 14 to stand and deliver the strike message that is affecting the broadcast and entertainment industry nationwide!
SAG members will hand out leaflets and inform the public of the WGA struggle in Seattle. The national commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.
Make plans to show your support for your fellow creative artists. Wear your SAG t-shirt or hat and/or red clothing and walk the line with those who write them!
400 Pine Street
Seattle WA 98101
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
When you arrive at the location, please see Dena Beatty, Seattle/Portland Executive Director, who will provide you with further information.
SUGGESTED TALKING POINTS:
- Rapid changes in technology have had a significant impact on the
production and distribution of our work over the Internet and in other
new media like cell phones. It’s an important issue and we need to
figure it out.
- No one likes a strike, but I really think this is a necessary step
in order to get a fair deal. The employers have been unwilling to
negotiate a fair agreement and until they do, I think we need to be out
here. I’ll stand by the writers until they get a decent contract.
the writers want is what any worker wants – fair compensation for their
labor. Nothing more. Nothing less. I support them 100 percent.
companies are making money hand-over-fist but refuse to negotiate fair
terms with the writers. There’s billions of dollars in profit for this
industry every year and extraordinary growth in new media revenues, yet
the companies say they aren’t sure where the new media market is going?
I think they need a better calculator.
- Please stay at station locations, and do not join picketers at
on-location sites. Screen Actors Guild is not condoning or
participating in disruption and/or attempts to shut down location
- If you are contracted to work on a television series or motion
picture that continues to produce while the WGA is on strike, you are
obligated by your personal service agreement and the “No Strike” clause
in our collective bargaining agreements to go to work. You can continue
to audition for work and accept new work if you choose to do so.
- Screen Actors Guild members should not perform the duties covered
by WGA contracts. Simply stated, you should not write anything normally
written by striking WGA writers.
- Finally, and most importantly, we must support our fellow SAG
members on every set even if they have to cross a picket line to get to
work. They are simply following the advice of their union and honoring
their contract. It is not reasonable to expect SAG cast members to risk
the potentially enormous personal liability that may flow from refusing
to work in the absence of a SAG strike. Please note, the WGA contract
includes a similar “No Strike” clause and writers would be bound to the
same rules as you are if another union were striking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have also set up a toll-free Screen Actors Guild
WGA strike information hotline number for questions regarding work
rules and picket line locations. Through this hotline number, you can
get up-to-the-minute information on work rules, picket line locations
and help with other questions. 1-877-724-7875.